ARTIST | WORK | LISSON
This book contains a selection of material gathered from the archives of the Lisson Gallery since its foundation in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, and is published on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2017. The structure and contents of this book are also archival in nature; each artist is listed in alphabetical order and the dates of their solo exhibitions are printed in the top right-hand corner of each page. Where records exist and space allows, each solo show is given a double-page spread and is documented with imagery, ephemera (invitation cards, artists’ letters, postcards or drawings) and text, usually with a reprinted excerpt from a contemporaneous essay, review or relevant Lisson publication.
ARTIST | WORK | LISSON also includes a number of short essays and recollections by the founder, Nicholas Logsdail, and other members of the Lisson Gallery, distributed throughout the book on themes relevant to the gallery’s unrivalled longevity and position at the centre of contemporary art over the last 50 years including: Beginnings, Conceptual Art, Internationalism, Material, and so on.
This substantial 1200-page volume is designed by Irma Boom.
Limited edition covers by several gallery artists, including Richard Long, Marina Abramovic and Stanley Whitney and many more, will also be available. Die Keure printed the other ones which will be signed by Ai Weiwei, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor and others.